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Feb 5, 2013 4:30pm PST
. computer maker dell strikes a $24 billion deal to go private. what the buyout means for investors and the technology industry. >> susie: the u.s. government wants as much as $5 billion from standard and poors, officially accusing the credit ratings agency of fraud during the housing boom. >> tom: and earnings from a trio of consumer stocks finds us spending money on eating out and watching tv. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> tom: a bold new chapter for computer maker dell was opened today. michael dell said today he's taking the company he founded almost 30 years ago private. it's a $24.5 billion deal offering dell investors $13.65 per share. now, at one point, dell was the largest p.c. maker in the world, boasting market capitalization of more than $100 billion. now, it sits behind apple, hewlett packard and lenovo, valued a fifth of what it once was. ruben ramirez begins are coverage. >> reporter: michael dell admits he missed the consumer shift away from the p.c. to tablets and smartphones, but today's announcement his company is going private doesn't necessary a
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
maker dell strikes a $24 billion deal to go private. what the buyout means for investors and the technology industry. >> susie: the u.s. government wants as much as $5 billion from standard and poors, officially accusing the credit ratings agency of fraud during the housing boom. >> tom: and earnings from a trio of consumer stocks finds us spending money on eating out and watching tv. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> tom: a bold new chapter for computer maker dell was opened today. michael dell said today he's taking the company he founded almost 30 years ago private. it's a $24.5 billion deal offering dell investors $13.65 per share. now, at one point, dell was the largest p.c. maker in the world, boasting market capitalization of more than $100 billion. now, it sits behind apple hewlett packard and lenovo valued a fifth of what it once was. ruben ramirez begins are coverage. >> reporter: michael dell admits he missed the consumer shift away from the p.c. to tablets and smartphones, but today's announcement his company is going private doesn't necessary add
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
than a half dozen parties. the three main partners are: company founder michael dell, who will contribute a combination of stock and cash-- he will continue as chairman and c.e.o.; private equity fund silver lake; and a $2 billion loan from microsoft. the i.o.u. means microsoft essentially is acting as a bank in the buy-out of a company upon which it relies on to sell its computer software. >> microsoft being the huge, cash-rich company that it is, has ample cash to deploy to help out, basically prop up an ailing ally here. and that's why we're seeing them involved in the deal in the first place. it's a symbolic sign of faith they're helping out a huge supplier. >> reporter: dell's personal computers still make up half of the company's business, and analysts say going private could make it easier for the company to restructure and make the critical shift to mobile without the glare of wall street investors. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: david garrity joins us now with more on dell. he heads up his own technology research firm, g.v.a. research. >> susie: so,
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
debt? >> and will today bring news of a dell lbo, and if it happens, what is the effect on equity markets, credit markets, the pc sector and michael dell himself. >> we start with the markets today. futures off the highs of the morning. the biggest decline of the year so far. s&p fell back below 1,500. the markets topped out, or is there more room to run for the bulls. jim is back from new orleans and other exotic locales. >> oh, yeah. >> good to have you back. >> thank you, carl, good to be back. >> are we in a new kind of environment? >> i think there's some program selling. the dow 14,000, a lot of institutions might say, okay, enough is enough. let's do some lock-in. i think we always have to return to earnings. earnings have been surprisingly strong. we are now seeing deal flow. the dell deal, virgin media deal. i think they put a floor on the market. >> yeah. >> the deals themselves you think? >> yes. >> as a reflection of confidence? as a reflection of what? >> you know, virgin media, david and i were looking at the chart before this. virgin media, this stock was at 23 in j
FOX Business
Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm EST
as we get breaking news, lot of it coming. dell reported, herbalife, lot of reporting as we see an up day in the market, very nice sign looking toward earnings in this hour. keep it right here, we will report the news as soon as we get them with expert analysis. the biggest game today, the russell 2000, up almost a full percentage point, but good games on all the indexes. liz: google hitting a new all-time high, rising up above $800 per share by a long shot for the first time ever, the shares are up more than 16% this year. only three other stocks trade above $800. david: while stocks are up, gold down, another bad day. not as bad as some of the days, but gold down significantly, four straight days of losses. closing about 1600, but this is the lowest level since mid august. more than $45 per ounce. liz: number of household product names hitting new all-time highs. wd-40 seeing lifetime highs. how about clorox seeing an all-time high for the second time in four days. and kimberly-clark, maker of kleenex and huggies making an all-time high. do i sound like a broken record? we have that
PBS
Feb 19, 2013 4:30pm PST
. what this year's mergers means for the markets. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. dell's financial outlook in the spotlight today not only because it reported a big drop in sales and profits, but also more questions on how founder michael dell will take his company private. >> tom: and president obama makes another push to avoid government spending cuts as deficit watchdogs roll out a plan to duce government debt. >> susie: we have that and more tonight on "n.b.r." hope and optimism here on wall street today; investors are buying up stocks as a wave of deals sweeps through corporate america. today, investors were enthusiastic about a possible merger between office depot and office max, and they're also keeping score as the major indexes get closer to new records. the dow is a little more than 100 points from its all-time high set back in 200 and t s&needs only 30 points to break its milestone. the dow rose almost 54 points, the nasdaq rising 22, and the s&p added 11 points. suzanne pratt now looks at who benefits from "deal mania." >> reporter: wall street bankers are off to a busy start t
PBS
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> tom: dell is among those companies involved in the deal- making this year. its founder and a group of investors wants to take dell private. in the meantime, the company reported better than expected quarterly earnings late today. dell earned 40 cents per share last quarter. while that's down considerably from a year ago, it is slightly better than wall street estimates. still, business continues to be tough. the lone business dell saw revenue grow last quarter compared to a year earlier was in its server business, up 18%. the other five-- storage, services, software, mobility and desktop p.c.-- all saw revenue shrink. carr lanphier is an analyst with morningstar. carr, what do you think, on the mend? sustainable? what are your thoughts? >> well, i think dell is really carried by its server and networking business. that was really as a result of its acquisitions. softer, and there have been several acquisitions in the last few quarters that drove those revenue gains. i believe networking group, 42%, which led to that growth there. >> tom: that's not that cor
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
. they're buyers, not sellers. tonight i'm making the case that john malone, michael dell and larry ellison know something about valuation, and they no value and they no bargains, and they're seeing them in the stock market. larry ellis, you might know him as the man who bought one of those nicer hawaiian islands. i know him as the shrewd and canny entrepreneur who established oracle, as one of the greatest tech companies of our time, a behemoth built on the best technology that could be invented required tedious today the business that this brilliant industrialist acquired agreed to pay $2.1 billion in cold hard cash for acne packet, a company that enables voice to be carried over the internet among other skill sets and has been down on its financial looked like acme dynamite. is considered top notch. ellison is taking advantage of the pullback time talking about. oracle is paying $29.25 a share. the stock is down from $83 less than a year ago. it's only down because it had a couple short falls that won't matter at all when it is part of a sweeter product that gives oracle a hardwa
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
. deal mania. from office's office to dell's dell, how you can belt on the smart money. best buy. the stock is on fire this year, but should you put your money where richard schultz's mouth is? a good old fashioned street fight. and apple versus goodell. the country's top analyst weighs in. while colin gillis is looking beyond the two for his top pick. first, let's go to the markets. the dow and s&p 500 hitting fresh five-year highs. and it looks like the stocks are breaking out. if you are a believer what is your top breakout trade at this point? josh? >> well, we broke out in mid-january in the wilshire 5,000. we have heavy participation from small and mid caps. the area that i still think has the most room right now is energy. specifically exploration and protection. they have not kept pace over the last couple of years with the rest of this market, so, if you want to own the basket, the ticker is ieo. specific names, look at apache, every one of these charts looks incredible and valuation-wise, they still have room. >> why not go with the refiners? >> what i'm pointing to you
KICU
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
was fined $451 million for rigging global interest rates. dell's deal is facing more scrutiny. the founder, michael dell, and silver lake are planning a $24-billion buyout that would take the company private. dell's third largest shareholder, t-rowe price group, believes dell is worth more money. the second largest shareholder, southeastern asset management, also opposes the current dell deal, along with at least six other investors. michael dell is in the process of shopping for better offers. starting today, shoppers can "tweet to buy." american express and twitter are teaming up for a social media shopping experiment. twitter users can now make a purchase just by tweeting a certain hashtag. it has to be linked to an american express account. the strategy will specialize in "flash sales" with certain products. the toy industry is going retro. today wraps up this year's american international toy fair, and we've learned that when it comes to toys, what's old is new again. cabbage patch kids, fraggle rock and my little pony are all making a comeback. companies such as hasbro are re-launchi
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm EST
. this is going to keep going up. a pair of big earnings coming your way at the top of the hour. dell and herbalife both set to report. we'll have instant analysis of all those numbers right here on the "closing bell." >> before all that, let's check the markets here as we approach this final hour for the day. the dow jones industrial average up 45 points. just shy of the high of the day. about a third of the% higher at 13,426. nasdaq also strong and technology one of the winners. certainly the nasdaq up a half a percent and the s&p 500 looks like this. take a look. similar chart pattern, just shy of the high of the gain with a gain on the standard & poor's of nine points. >> the s&p coming off an historic week after ending a seventh weekly win, gain. the last time the index opened the year was seven consecutive weekly gains. was in 1967. plus, the dow right now is closing in on its all-time high. roughly we're a little less than 150 points away right now and holding above 14,000 so far. >> in today's closing bell exchange our guests. good to see everybody. >> welcome, everybody. than
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. this dell fellow. purchase the company for 35% of where the stock stood not long ago. it is down, 25, five years ago. michael del, taking advantage of the pullback. i heard michael del talk about how the company doesn't get credit for all the things he has. he has add customer software solutions, data skills, and the stock trades like, dude, you just bought a dell. they have an amazing business, schools, charities, these are different customers, then the ones not being catered to like it should. dell, the next generation, coming public. reconfiguring the entity of higher margin of proprietary business. dell has to borrow a ton of montow get this done. he has microsoft loaning him a couple of bill. and companies close to 15 billion. what an in your face sign that the personal computer portion has a few innings left in the game. are they being bought? are these evaluations stretched as the younger analysts have told us? take virgin media, look at the chart, that is a gigantic european cable company. closed at 38 and change yesterday. too much of a run? isn't that a stock worth selling, fleei
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
for a leveraged buy out of dell could be announce the as early as this week. guess who could be in on it? microsoft could pay a few billion for a piece of this action. we have an analyst saying this is actually good for microsoft, and you, the shareholder, he'll be here to tell us why. daiched daifd before -- david: before that, what drove the market? dow and s&p posting the biggest declines on the year on concern about europe's debt crisis. all three ending the trading day lower. nasdaq with the biggest loss of a 1.5% loss. technology and financials were today's worst performing sectors. platinum rallying to a four month high as output at the world's largest producer fell amid rising demand. platinum up 10% this year, closing the trading day below $1700 an ounce. factory orders edging higher in december boosted by a surge in defense spending. commerce department reported orders for manufacturedded goods rising 1.8%, short of the economists' forecast of 2.2%. liz? liz: we have scott bauer in the pits of the chicago exchange. senior portfolio manager, and scott, i want to throw it to you
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm EST
is doing much worse? >> from hewletthewlett, knockof dell and taking transaction. you say who will be benefit from dell being taken private? obviously hewlett. >> i thought you would say michael dell. >> the first thing is they lay on a huge amount of debt and restructure the company. hewlett will take advantage of that. and they buy printer engines. that drops costs a lot. the fact the euro moved up helps the european sales. if you value them like dell is valued, you can end up with a share price in low 20s. blackber blackberry loser's valley, i think like palm that just got taken out. >> and pete and mike and steven-wise will be holding down the fort in new jersey the next hour as well. dan raises an interesting question we sat here and expected these large cap technology companies to do better. maybe the better bets are elsewhere, you need to be especially nimble, a better stock picker if you're investing in tech. >> i agree, other than qualcomm off today because of a downgrade, it is name specific. if you were in apple the last couple of weeks or months or more you're not
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
newsroom." thanks so much. >>> okay, this news just in to cnn, dell computer sold for $24 billion to adele. weird. alison kosik is here to explain. >> we learned dell reached a deal to be taken private in this more than $24 billion buyout deal, what it involves is the private equity firm silver lake partners, microsoft and a company founder michael dell. if this is successful it would be one of the biggest leveraged buyouts in history and one of the biggest since the recession and for michael dell, it's really been an interesting road for him getting here. like all good tech success stories it started in a college dorm room, in this case at the university of texas at austin where michael dell would build computers and sell them directly to his classmates. now the man behind dell is ranked as ""forbes" 41st richest man in the world with a net worth of over $15 billion. how did a man who never graduated from college in the end come to lead one of the world's premiere pc companies? >> the idea was to sell computers directly to the end user without the markup of the dealer, have a lower level
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
. how about dell? you really think that dell, which supported slightly better than expected numbers, is that that much better than heinz? once again, here's the stock that's been left for dead. nobody even cares, maybe nobody pronounced it dead, yet it simply refused to die, too much cash, too much cunning. heinz has flatlined for a long time. dell has been going down. you know who cared? michael dell cared, and now he's in a huge fight over pennies on the dollar. dell will get his man, because alas his man is dell. virgin media, third biggest deal of the year is once again emblematic of the flaw of the sell the rip strategy, virgin had already ripped and ripped big before it got its bid from liberty. the odds-on move would have been to short this stock, especially in light of weakness at news corps similar properties. who's to argue with john malone? that's like arguing with michael dell or warren buffett. a trio of billionaires. certainly no more than i want to argue with billionaire rich kinder, who is taking advantage of the market's ridiculously low valuation of oil in the grou
PBS
Feb 4, 2013 4:30pm PST
at stocks and the individual investor. >> susie: and michael dell could be taking the computer company that bears his name private, as soon as this week. a look at what going private means for investors. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: entirely without legal merit, that's what standard and poor's is calling a potential lawsuit by the department of justice, for s&p's mortgage bond ratings ahead of the financial crisis. these charges come five years after the financial crisis and would be the first alleging illegal behavior by a major ratings agency. as darren gersh reports, s&p is fighting back. >> reporter: what took so long? that's the reaction from critics who have long argued standard and poor's gave a stamp of approval to flawed mortgage securities that helped bring on the financial crisis. >> it has to do with the unique role that ratings agencies play in the entire system of selling and distributing securities and the claims that they de about their role for which they were paid handsomely. >> reporter: in a statement, standard and poor's said the justice dep
FOX Business
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
now. taking a look at shares of dell. after searching for the last two years, they are going private in a deal with a little over $24 billion. under terms of the deal, they are going private with silverlake. they will get $13.65 for every sure that they hold. michael dell currently holds a 60% stake in the company. we have some breaking news as well. we expect to hear from president obama on the automatic spending cuts due to go into affect on march 1. we will bring you the remarks as soon as they happen. lori: dollar stores breaking in the cash. charles payne joins us to tell us whether this stock is worth your box. melissa: less time in the office, more time on the beach. an economist argues the case as we head out to break. let's look at metals, as well. gold trading down on the day. silver and copper trading higher. will be right back. ♪ she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be m
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
the advance. >>> the world's third largest personal computer maker dell is going private. its founder and a consortium of investors will buy out the u.s. company for $24.4 billion. ceo michael dell established the company in 1984. he said he will acquire the company with an investment fund and in partnership with microsoft. the software giant will invest $2 billion in the deal to forge closer ties with the pc maker. dell expanded his business through a produce to order system that required no inventory. his company was once the world's largest manufacturer of personal computers. but the popularity of smartphones and tablet computers put pressure on his firm and its share price tumbled. dell says the buyout will allow him to turn his company around without subjecting shareholders to market fluctuations. the deal is set to close this summer. >>> fewer drivers in ufrp have been heading to dealerships to buy vehicles lately because of the region's fij troubles. but the auto market in russia is in high gear. new vehicle sales last year topped 2.9 million units, closing the gap with the lar
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm EST
's unimpressive. we are coming off the long holiday weekend so that's expected. moments away from dell's quarterly numbers but first to the markets and our guests. good to see everybody. thanks very much for joining us. good to see you, david. >> maria, likewise. >> how are you investing right now? do you think we're expecting a pullback or does the market want to go higher? >> still more offense on the field. if we get a pullback it will be 10% and i by the time you recognize it it will be half over so i think you want to continue to liege to the large caps but the u.s. mid-cap stocks up and if the market is up, eight straight weeks that the market has been higher. in my memory that hasn't happened in more than 20 years. >> the question is does it continue? >> i think so because there's still a fair amount of mistrust in stocks from so much of the investing public, and i'm starting to see grudgingly that institutional investors are slowly increasing their stock allocati allocation, recognizing that in most pockets of the bond market it's noust jt going to get it done for their liability. >> micha
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
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CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
quarter seek a higher buyout offer. we have the numbers. >> reporter: dell came out with results last night that were better than expected. wall street was looking for $14.1 billion in revenue, they turned in $14.3 billion. dell did 40 cents. but they said they're not going to give guidance given that they're in midst, the process of trying to go private. silver lake partners trying to take dell private at $13.65 a share. many shareholders saying that's enough, you have to up it considerably in order for us to surrender our shares. and given that backdrop, michael dell was not on the earnings call. and the dell executives on the call said we're not going to talk about the buyout. clearly they wanted get that subject as far away from results as possible. the earnings call was short, less than a half-hour. shorter than usual. what did we learn from the call? a few thing. some of dell's growth markets not growing. china in particular doing a little bit better than the others. dell described it as flattish. india and brazil down considerably. public, the public business which is governmen
PBS
Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
. >> susie: lots of talk on wall street about dell going private, with some saying the struggling computer maker could make the move as early as tomorrow. the wall street journal cites sources as saying the final buyout price could top $23 billion, or as much as $13.75 a share. reportedly, the partners in the buyout include founder michael dell, silver lake partners, the private equity firm, and microsoft, each putting up billions of dollars. >> susie: tom, a lot has changed in the p.c. market since michael dell founded the company 30 years ago, the question now is what shape dell will take as a private company. >> tom: susie, dell shares followed the broader market lower. let's get going with tonight's "market focus." >> tom: stocks were lower after hitting five and a half year highs on friday. the s&p 500 was under pressure from the opening bell. the selling picked up into the closing bell. the index ended lower by 1.1%. volume fell from friday's pace. 693 million shares traded on the big board. under 1.9 billion moved on the nasdaq. the technology sector saw the biggest drop, falling 1.
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
you later. ty, up to you. >> thank you, sue. it is official what we've been reporting for days. dell is going to go private in a $24.4 billion deal. there's ts to cross and is to do the. michael dell and his partner, private equity silver lake paying $13.41, microsoft chipping in long $2 billion to the venture. what does this mean for the pc? is it the death knell of the pc? john with that story. >> reporter: tyler, dell was the darling tech stock of the '90s, defining stock of the era with the announcement of the $24.4 billion to take it private, the biggest signal qulet that the pc era is over for good. a story built on efficient manufacturing letting customers customize leaving big r&d to microsoft and intel. a decade ago, a chief instigator in the pc price wars. last year marked the first drop in total pc units since 2001. chinese manufacturers can undersell dell. low margins aren't enough to satisfy markets. pc isn't dead but its profits aren't exactly alive either. as the pc business got tougher dell struggled dropping 65% since its highs in march of 2000. struggling hewlett-pa
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 3:00am EST
of this value and this market, the $24.4 billion buyout of michael dell is no vanity plate. dell has to borrow a ton of money. he's got backers much bigger than his personal war chest. he's got microsoft on a couple billion. silver lake a very shrewd private equity firm with a record of investing in out of favor but solid technology companies with good cash flow trying as much as $15 billion. i can't think of a better affirmation what that could be worth and what an in-your-face sign that the personal-computer portion of technology has a few innings left in the game. how about companies that already have a problem? what do we do with those? are they being bought? are these valuations stretched as the younger analysts have repeatedly told us? take virgin media, a company when i was looking at the charts, that's a gigantic european cable company. stock trading $21 a little less than a year ago, closed at $38 and change yesterday. isn't that too much of a run? >> isn't that a stock worth selling? knot if you are john malone, the dean of the cable industry. in this company, entertainment, a man so
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
business is now a shrinking business, not a growing business. >> right. >> dell going private creates some new opportunities. potentially you could complain a dell and a an hp pc business now that might not have been possible earlier and in a shrinking business consolidation is always a more attractive alternative. le nova is now the big competitor, and because of a milking of these product lines in the past they don't have an ipad competitor. they don't have offerings where the market is going which is more to mobile devices and hand held devices so all those things have changed. >> let me ask you about the pc business in general, carly, because, you know, we've got dell now going private. you know that over the last couple of years, even hp flirted the idea that, you know, maybe we're going to sell the pc business. is the pc dead. what's going on right now? is it even worth keeping the pc under the hp umbrella? >> see, this is the big question. i don't think the pc is dead, but i think the pc business is definitely ripe for consolidation. hp strategy should never be driven by what dell h
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
economic growth. personal computer maker dell has announced it's going private. the company detailed a $24 billion buyout of stockholders today. it's the largest deal of its kind since the great recession. dell has been publicly traded for nearly 25 years. but sales have waned as consumers have shifted towards smartphones and tablets. britain took a major step today toward legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. the house of commons voted more than 2-1 to legalize the practice. that's despite sharp divisions in the ruling conservative party. prime minister david cameron acknowledged the split, but supported the bill. >> i think it's delight gay people should be able to get married, too. this is yes about equality but it's also about making our society stronger. i know there are strong views on both sides of the aisle, i respect that, but i think this is an important step forward for our country. >> sreenivasan: the bill faces further debate, plus a vote in the house of lords. if it wins final passage, it would take effect in 2015, ahead of britain's next general election. the president of
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> transporting goods and people illegally across the galaxy. >>> dell agreed to go private in a buyout led by private equity firm silver lake. it is the biggest leveraged buyout since the 2008 crisis. shareholders have voiced concern about the price saying the board should have held out for $14 a share. one stakeholder is investigating whether the board is breaching its fiduciary duty. yeah, chris, should they have held out for more? >> i think it's an interesting development to see this emergence of taking companies private as an argument for really just being able to develop a longer term change of corporate strategy. and i think if you look at what dell shareholders have been complaining about, it's been the fact that there hasn't been a -- a real evolution of a strategy. and i think the argument that you can make is, i mean, from a valuation perspective, i think this is reasonable. it's not -- not the kind of valuation that a hostile takeover might have suggested. that might have been $3 or $4 higher in the way that we would analyze the numbers. the reality is, dell hasn't got itself t
KICU
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
, dell beat the street despite a drop in profits and sales. and herbalife profits, revenues and the company's full-year forecast are all up. perhaps it's all the news coverage giving herbalife a lift. and macy's goes to to court today hoping to persuade a judge to permanently block martha stewart's living omnimedia from its deal with jcp. here to kick off our trading day on this wednesday, mark sebastian of option pit mentoring. i would love to get your reaction to the earnings coming out from dell after the close last night mark. > > yeah, kind of interesting. we daw dell tick up a little bit. i think this lends further credence that maybe that deal price is going to go higher. $13.65, maybe i think we seek something closer to $14 now that these earnings were not bad. > google crossed $800. is this stock inexpensive or expensive? > > you know, i think it is a little of both. it is certainly a momentum stock right now. i think a lot of money has left apple and moved into google, so don't be surprised if we see who google threaten that $850 level before we see any type of res
FOX
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
is also 44 and s&p up 17. >>> dell computers is going private with a deal worth more than $24 billion. the texas company will be acquired by dell founder and a private equity firm. microsoft is also taking part in the deal with a $2 billion loan. dell is the number 3 computermaker in the world but has been losing market share to competitors, including hp. >>> san francisco's two championship teams are battling it out on the links in pebble beach. the 49ers and giants are competing in a charity golf event. the giants' lineup features bruce bochy and matt cain and ryan vogelsong. the 9ers are being represented by brent jones, dwight howard, former players. >>> phil mickelson will attempt to tie amare's record at mental beach. last week, he moved past sam sneed and jack nicklaus for second on the all-time list. >>> singer chris brown could find himself in more trouble. the los angeles district attorney says brown likely faked his community hours following a sentence for assaulting rihanna. the d.a. noted in one case he was claiming community service in virginia when he was really on a pr
WHUT
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
is happening in business. dell could be going private? >> absolutely. they are going to be talking about their earnings later on, but shareholders at the moment saying that there is a glitch in the system and it does not add up. it is -- >> it is 12:00 noon here, 7:00 a.m. in london, and in south africa different stories have been appearing in court. he broke down crying after hearing the story of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend. the prosecutor told the court that he had got up from bed, put on his prosthetic legs, walked to the bathroom and shot his crow friend through the door. with the latest details, here is naomi. >> oscar pistorius was in court today. the pair lived decathlete sobbed into his hands as he listened to the arguments about whether he should get bail. prosecutors gave more detail of what they say happened last night. they'll age that -- they allege that he woke up, put on his prosthetic leg, and fired his gun to the bathroom door. of the four shots, three hit his girlfriend. the defense lawyers declare that the shooting was accidental. meanwhile is a state of
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
's trimmed its work force by 35%. >>> rumors about dell giving up on wall street and going private are true. the struggling computer company announced an almost $25 billion buyout on tuesday led by founder michael dell. it would be the largest deal of its kind since the great recession. dell hopes to complete the transaction by the end of july. >>> the justice department says they've broken up one of the biggest credit it card fraud rings of all time. 18 people were arrested tuesday accused of creating fake i.d.s to steal over $200 million. the ring operated in 28 states and several countries where the money was used to fund lashish lifestyles. >> a man who found a rare baseball card at a yard sale in maine is about to become very rich. there are only two cards like it in the world. the card is hitting the auction block today and is expected to reach at least $100,000. >>> and mvp joe flacco got the keys to a corvette with a huge tax bill. the car is worth about $60,000. if he decides to keep it he'll have to pay about $25,000 in taxes. don't worry. he can certainly afford it. he's a free a
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 9:00am EST
what marty would think about the fact that here is michael dell buying his company, here is warren buffett buying heinz, here is elison making a bid bid for a company that had been left for dead. and i think he would be torn because i know that he never wanted people to get hurt. i always feel like he was a doctor of stocks. first do no harm, but i also know that those have been waiting for a pullback have not been able to get in. i missed him. i know it's been a long time since i stopped, but he also was one of these people who say, okay, let's take a hard look at what's working and what's not? our late, great friend mark haines who introduced you to the concept of buying and selling, not just holding. and being sensitive to sentiment. i just -- when i saw him pass, i said, holy cow. what a tight -- >> between him and mark, two giants that we've lost in the last year. >> two people who got it. >>> meanwhile, today, american consumers coming under pressure. gas prices on the rise for 32 straight days. the national average for regular unleaded now $3.70. that's a rise of about 40 ce
FOX Business
Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
earnings looking at those three names. we have to mention dell. yes, we do. shares on a massive leverage buyout, the worst kept secret, talked about it for weeks, more than 24 billion, and the stock's up a percent. not exciting. the buyout for $13.65 a share. founder, michael dell, taking back majority control, and at 14.33 that's a message to silver lake partners and microsoft involved that people are not that excited about this right now. here's who is excited. hp, okay, howard, hp's spokesperson saying with all the debt, quote, del will leave innovation and customers at the curb adding dell's customers will explore alternatives and hp plans to take advantage of that. moving higher by three and a quarter percent. yeah, that's as exciting you see it gets in silicon valley taking advantage of this. we have leverage buyouts better than expected earnings wetting the appetites of the bulls. will the dow finish above 14,000? to the trade show, cme group, and imex. are you a believer in the rally considering we lost this amount yesterday on the dow? >> well, i think after yesterday, you bette
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 1:00pm EST
in apple today. more opposition to dell's $24 billion payout. john fortt is in silicon valley. let's start with apple first, john. is an iwatch coming? >> the basic answer is, i don't know. but i know apple executives liked some of the modifications around the ipod nano, making watch faces for that. we have seen apple get interested in wearable technology. tim cook wearing nike and the jawbone is up and the nike plus system. rarg arguably where this is probably the only place on your body to wear a screen. nike tried the spot watch a decade ago and it flopped. this makes it like the tablet was preipad. big question, how does apple turn a small screen into important connective real estate and how can apple connect us with a screen pretty much too small for navigation. >> let's talk more about what this watch means for apple and what indeed the company can do with all that cash. let's talk about the cash pile, and john, the expectation there in advance of this, these conference or analyst conference tomorrow with tim cook, exactly what he could say, john, that could move the stock. >> i thin
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